New Projects in Music!
Hi everyone! Sorry that it has been so long but boy have I been busy! I am pleased to announce that I am working on a wonderful project for a highly respected and professional dealer on producing a new music program. Evola Music has contracted me to write their new adult music program based on their Yamaha Clavinova line. This is an exciting project to be working on as we are working as a team to produce the best possible program that gets adults playing quickly and easily an
New Music, New Year
I hope that everyone had a merry Christmas and are getting ready for the new year. The last of my three blogs for this month will be a toast to New Year's Eve with Auld Lang Syne. For Lowrey Organs we are going to do a little prep work. 1. Press the Broadway Rhythm style and then select soliloquy. Then set the tempo to 80. 2. Press Rhythm preset 0 and then we are going to memorize it to Preset A1. 3. Press Memorize (under Bank Presets). Press Bank Preset A. Press General Pres
Twisted Christmas Music for Organ and Keyboard Part 2
Hi, and welcome back to part two of “Twisted Christmas songs for Organ and Keyboard”. Yes, I know it’s late in the season to do these, but the songs I will be using today are songs that you know and have played for many years; traditional Christmas Carols. There is a lot of ideas here today and I hope at least one sparks your creativity! Hark the Herald Angels Sing We’re going away from the traditional organ and turning it contemporary in a pretty way. For those of you with P
How to be a better organ player!
Many organ players practice and practice and never seem to progress. There is no secret to becoming a better organ player and here are five ways for you to get better fast! 1. Practice every day. Practicing every day is your foundation to becoming a better player, if it is correct practicing. There are no excuses for not getting some time in at the organ every day. I have seen students practice on airplane fold-down trays, hotel room desks and even in their laps! It's like br
Organist Lori Graves is Back!
Hi everyone and Happy Valentines Day! I am finally back from my musical sabatical, that has lasted way too long. First of all I did not retire or quit from the music business once I left Illinois and moved to Florida. Second, yes I play the organ and even more now than ever. Third, yes I will be releasing some new youtube videos very, very soon. I started this blog because I am part of the organ community. I have the same trials and tribulations that the hobby organist has in